Project Picture Day Haiti
Project Picture Day, a 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization that aids underserved, school communities will be heading to schools in Haiti this coming Fall 2015.
Project Picture Day fosters emotional development of students, reaching underserved communities on a global scale through organized school picture days. Their mission is to provide meaningful and educational experiences for students of all ages.
From August 24 to August 28, the organization will travel to Ile-a-Vache, Haiti to photograph 450-500 students at 3 schools: Ecole Le Bon Samaritain, Ecole du Village, and Ecole Etoile du Matin.
How we do it?
We dedicate a full day to photographing the students. Upon arriving at a school, we set up two stations with each station consisting of 1 DSLR camera, 1 tripod, 1 light stand and 1 external flash.
After photographing the students, we transfer the photos to our laptops and edit each portrait with photographic software. Finally, we print on 2-3 portable printers that produce 4 x 6 inch, glossy portraits.
Within 24 hours, each student receives his or her school portrait, a pencil, and a notebook. Any surplus school supplies are donated to the school.
How Are We Different?
We support emotional needs for students growing up in low-income communities. We provide them with something tangible, something they can hold onto as a reminder of their intrinsic meaning and value. These qualities are not a frivolous luxury, but an absolute necessity in the classroom.
Our organization is for the benefit of anyone. We hope to serve every race, gender, socio-economic class, or demography. We are universal in scope and can connect people from every corner of the world.
Why Is It Important?
The word ‘need’ is immediately associated with basic necessities such as food, shelter, water and clothing. However, emotional needs are just as significant to the growth and development of children.
Emotional needs such as being valued, supported, understood and loved are the building blocks necessary for positive change.
Our mission touches on a variety of emotional needs to help encourage students to stay in school and better themselves, their communities and their futures.